The American Wigeon (Mareca americana) breeds from Alaska and north Canada to north USA, and lives in winters to Panama and north South America. It prefers marshes, pond margins, and sloughs with open shoreline. Its size is of 51 cm (20 inches) in height and weights 700 g.
Its crown is white, and sides of head are glossy green. Neck whitish, and mottled with black. Mantle and sides are pinkish-brown, and chest purplish. Belly and sides of rump are white. Its diet is based on leafy vegetation.